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Bell Ringer. Directions: Rewrite the following sentences; insert commas where necessary. Then, write down why you inserted the commas with one of the reasons from below: Separate items in a series/ a list of something Parenthetical information Separate dependent clause from independent clause.

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Bell Ringer

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### Bell Ringer

Directions: Rewrite the following sentences; insert commas where necessary. Then, write down why you inserted the commas with one of the reasons from below:

• Separate items in a series/ a list of something

• Parenthetical information

• Separate dependent clause from independent clause

### Question #1

Today I will be quiet during the bell ringer raise my hand before speaking and work very hard.

Today I will be quiet during the bell ringer, raise my hand before speaking, and work very hard.

### Explanation #1

Use commas to separate items in a series.

### Question #2

That movie in my opinionwas too scary for children.

That movie, in my opinion, was too scary for children.

### Explanation #2

Interjection/ Parenthetical Information

### Question #3

Edgar Allen Poe the father of the short story is buried in Baltimore.

Edgar Allen Poe, the father of the short story, is buried in Baltimore.

### Explanation #3

Parenthetical Information

### Question #4

Although Edgar Allen is extremely famous he is not my favorite author.

Although Edgar Allen is extremely famous, he is not my favorite author.

### Explanation #4

Use a comma to separate a dependent clause and an independent clause when the dependent clause goes first.

### Question #5

My first period fourth period and fifth period classes are I think much smarter than my second period class.

My first period, fourth period, and fifth period classes are, I think, much smarter than my second period class.

### Explanation #5

Separate Items in a series + place commas around parenthetical information/ interjections.

### How Can I Get Extra Help?

• Come to lab 408 after school and I will help you.

• Take advantage of online help available. Simply type “comma usage practice” into a search engine and you will have a tom of resources right at your finger tips.

• Come before school for help.